Singer-songwriter Kiki Ebsen’s been a favorite since I first heard her nearly ten years ago at Zoey’s Cafe in Ventura, CA. A wonderful talent in her own right, she’s also the daughter of the great actor, song & dance star and sailboat racer Buddy Ebsen. After decades of her own contemporary music, she’s embarked on a project to record some of HIS favorite tunes, going back to his Broadway stage experience in the 1920s and 1930s. A lot of the funding is through Kickstarter, where you can get in early and realize your life-long dream of actually being a producer of a hit record! Check out the info on her own website at http://kikiebsen.com/#/home/blog/new-album-project-in-the-works
And if all you know about Buddy Ebsen is “The Beverly Hillbillies,” go to your local library or used book store and find in the sailing/boating section a copy of his 1972 Prentice-Hall book “Polynesian Concept.” Ebsen’s racing of a catamaran in the TransPac revolutionized multi-hull ocean racing. Truly a man of many talents.